exanthem subitum


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Related to exanthem subitum: erythema infectiosum, roseola infantum, scarlet fever, Kaposi Sarcoma, sixth disease

exanthem

 [eg-zan´them]
1. a skin eruption or rash.
2. a disease in which skin eruptions or rashes are a prominent manifestation.
exanthem su´bitum roseola infantum.

exanthem subitum, exanthema subitum

exanthem

, exanthema (eks-an'them) (ek?san?the'ma) plural.exanthemasplural.-mataplural.exanthems [Gr. exanthema, eruption]
Any eruption or rash that appears on the skin, as opposed to one that appears on the mucous membranes (enanthem). The term is often used to describe childhood or infectious rashes (e.g., measles or scarlet fever) but it also applies to other rashes. exanthematous (-an-them'a-tus), adjective

exanthem subitum

Sixth disease.

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Q. roseola high fever

A. roseola; any rose colored eruption of the skin--roseola is a viral infection of young children producing a fever which last three or four days after which temperatures drops to normal,a skin rash appears and the child becomes better---treated with meds that lower fever and stops the rash.

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8), who investigated the correlation between seroconversion to HHV-6B and childhood infectious diseases and found that seroconversion occurs concomitantly with roseola infantum, also designated exanthem subitum or sixth disease, a common, mild, acute febrile disease of infants.
Evidence that HHV-7 by itself causes an exanthematic disease, although less frequently than HHV-6B, rests on the finding that children with exanthem subitum seroconvert to HHV-7 but remain HHV-6B-negative (45,46).
In addition to the salivary glands, HHV-6 has been frequently isolated from cultured PBMCs from AIDS patients or children with exanthem subitum or febrile illnesses.